Our very merry un-birthday.

(Ommegang Blog)

Next month, we turn 18! Brewery Ommegang Birthday Party logoAnd while we’re still a few years shy of the legal drinking age, we’re going to celebrate our 18th birthday with “a very merry un-birthday” party commemorating 18 years of beer, music, fun, and community involvement. The event is Saturday, October 17, from 4-9 pm at the brewery (656 County Highway 33, Cooperstown, NY).

In collaboration with presenting sponsor More Art Space from Oneonta, NY, the event will feature interactive games, art installations, a small shop of wonders where local artists will sell their art work, magic shows, fire throwing, and live music by Bella’s Bartok and Puddles Pity Party, the sad clown with the golden voice. Gourmet food will be available for purchase including whimsical breakfast items like giant pancakes and miniature sausages. And of course, no brewery birthday party would be complete without a giant birthday cake and beer. Lots and lots of beer.

A word from our GM, Bill: “For the past 18 years, we’ve been so fortunate to call Cooperstown home and we truly believe one of the biggest reasons for our success is the support and involvement of the local community. This event is as much about celebrating our community as it is celebrating our birthday. We hope to see both new and familiar faces at our birthday party. No presents are required. Community presence is present enough!”

Thanks to generous sponsorships by local businesses Norwich Beverage Corporation, ISD, Green & Green Attorneys at Law, Northern Eagle Hops Pelletizing Company, Catskill Food Company, and Topstitch, the event is free to the public. For guests who would like to give a birthday present, donation stations will be set up around the event and all donations will benefit The Arc Otsego, which creates opportunities for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families throughout Otsego County.

Our birthday party is appropriate for all ages and we liken it to our summer concert series: suitable for families but without activities specifically designed for kids. On Facebook? Join the event page for updates and information about artists and their installations, music, the schedule of events, etc.